East Ridge Wins District 6-A/AA Soccer Championship

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The East Ridge boys soccer team beat Hixson 3-0 Tuesday night in the District 6A/AA championship to claim the first ever district title.

Senior Kazic Rasim opened the scoring ten minutes into the game, scoring on a penalty kick after a Hixson hand ball in the box. 

Fellow senior Tad Whitaker would score the final two goal with assists from Marco Briseno in the first half and Rasim in the second half. 

Head coach Jeremy McIntyre said the Pioneers finished runner-up four out of the last five years and was glad his team played well against a strong Hixson team.

 "I thought we played a real solid game," McIntyre said. " Our defense is our rock and we count on them.  They stepped up.  I think we knew we could score so I told them I really wanted a shutout."

Sophomore DeArius Moore earned the shutout in the goal for East Ridge. 

Both team advance to region play.  East Ridge will host Boyd-Buchanan at Camp Jordan next Tuesday and Hixson will play at CSAS.  Those games are elimination games. 

"We lost 2-0 to Boyd-Buchanan this year," McIntyre said. "They are solid.  We are going to have to work hard." 


JOHN HUNT: Giving Thanks On Another Beautiful Day

Well, here we are again.   Where has that last year gone in such a hurry? As has been the case in recent years, I’m following in Roy Exum’s footsteps with my many reasons to be thankful. Among other things, I AM THANKFUL that I woke up today without a hangover.   It’s been almost 22 years since and I hope I never forget just how bad that last one was. ... (click for more)

Complete Results For 2015 Turkey Trot 8K

**** OVERALL FEMALE **** Place Name                 Ag Div   Hometown             Guntime Pace     ===== ==================== == ===== ==================== ======= =====     1 Jessica ... (click for more)

Darrel Jones, 43, Shot And Killed On Central Avenue; Benson Critical In Another Of New Wave of Chattanooga Shootings

Darrel Jones, 43, was shot and killed on Central Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Then, early Friday morning, 34-year-old Desmond Benson was shot, leaving him in critical condition. as a wave of new Chattanooga shootings continued over the Thanksgiving holidays.  Chattanooga Police responded to the 3600 block of Central Avenue around 3 p.m. on a report of a ... (click for more)

Family Escapes Early Morning House Fire

A home was damaged by fire early Thursday morning.  The Chattanooga Fire Department received a fire call at  3:48  a.m.  and responded to 1825 Dixon Street with four fire companies. The family inside the home was awakened by a passerby knocking at the door. All of them quickly made their way outside the home to safety.  Once firefighters ... (click for more)

An Extra Helping Of Gratitude

After being thankful for the grace of God, my family and good health, this year I have an extra helping of gratitude to live in a special place called Chattanooga.   We endured the trauma of terrorism on July 16 and emerged more united and stronger than ever before.  We claim our heritage and celebrate our diversity like no other city in America.  We honor our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Cometh ‘The Black Dog’

I am one of 350 million people in the world who suffers from clinical depression. The doctors trace it back to my first decade of the 21 st century when constant surgeries and infections knocked me loopy but the more I have found, I believe I am more like Sir Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and pro football star Terry Bradshaw – I think I have had it all my life. Today it ... (click for more)